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Judaism 101
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Posted on: April 5th, 2012

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In the vernacular of our sages and in our prayers, Pesach is titled, “Z’man chayrusaynu- Time of our freedom.” Although we did attain freedom at the time of our redemption from Egypt, titling the holiday as such doesn’t seem to encapsulate the root of the holiday’s greatness.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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On Purim we read Megillas Esther twice, once by night and once by day. It is uncertain what the nature of the obligation is.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Purim is the holiday of contradictions and tenacity-driven-optimism: Grief replaced by joy; Esther's concealment replaced by the disclosure of her national/religious identity; Haman's intended genocide of the Jews replaced by redemption; Haman replaced by Mordechai; national and personal pessimism replaced by optimism.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2012

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Do you really care about your fellow Jew? Take the following test to see if your Ahavas Yisroel Quotient is on par with requirements established by Chazal.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2012

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These are excerpts from the sefer “Inside Purim” which contains additional answers to the following questions and much more.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2012

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These are excerpts from the sefer Inside Purim, which contains additional answers to the following questions and much more.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2011

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The following general overview of Chanukah laws - Chag Sameach!

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Posted on: November 2nd, 2011

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As a Baal Teshuva who discovered the “emes” about eight years ago, I am often asked by my FFB friends in my very FFB neighborhood to describe what inspired my wife and I to take the plunge and more specifically, what it feels like to lead a Torah observant life after so many years of living on the “other side.”

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Posted on: September 28th, 2011

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Nowadays, Jewish parents and educators must ask themselves how they can present Torah and mitzvot in a way that speaks to this generation. To many youth today, Judaism’s rich heritage seems outdated, irrelevant and boring.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2009

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You never know what event will spark a person's desire to return to Judaism. Art Sherman was an assimilated Jew married to a Polish Catholic woman. He owned a non-kosher Italian "hero sandwich shop" and an unbelievable comment, one day by his Rastafarian employee, sent him on a life-changing journey.

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